Wednesday, November 28, 2012
House open to public with special presentation on Dec. 2.
Springfield’s Historic Cannon Ball House, located at 126 Morris Ave., will be open on Dec. 2. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In celebration of the holiday season, the house will be decorated for the occasion in a manner appropriate to the year 1840. In addition, historical experts will discuss the origins of some Christmas traditions will be discussed. Also on display will be some of the letters written by local soldier Wellington Briant, describing his experience fighting for the Union army during the Civil War. This will be the last chance to view Wellington’s letters from 1862, before we replace them with his 1863 correspondence. So come visit us for a festive outing during which you can discover how the Cannon Ball House got its name! …
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Springfield Historic landmark is currently undergoing repairs.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Springfield Historical Society held its annual meeting on an appropriate date; the Sunday before the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Springfield. The meeting took place in, and was largely about, the Cannon Ball House. The Morris Ave. historical home got its name during when it came under cannon fire during the Battle of Springfield. A ball lodged in the side of building and stayed there until it fell out during the 1920s. While it's been a while since it's taken a hit like that, the house is currently undergoing some repairs. "There is some work that has to be done inside the house," Springfield Historical Society President Margaret Bandrowski said, explaining that they were not satisfied by the work recently performed on the …
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Daughters of the revolution and historic re-enactors hold ceremony.
On the 230th anniversary of the Battle of Springfield, the Township's chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution and its historical society joined together at the historic cemetery on Mountain Ave. Mark Hurwitz, a Springfield resident and the national president of the Brigade of the American Revolution dressed in a reproduction of the uniform of Colonel Elias Dayton, the father of the namesake of Springfield's high school (Patch readers may recognize Mr. Hurwitz from our video of the dedication of Springfield's new clock). Margaret Bandrowski, the president of Springfield's historical society, dressed in period dress from the 18th century. They were joined by Linda Jurczak, the head of the Cannon Chapter of the NSDAR, in commemorating the …